A message from Hillfields councillors Craig Cheney and Anna Keen

June 05 2016

First of all we would both like to thank all those that voted for us and gave us the opportunity to represent Hillfields. We learnt so much about some of the great things that already happen in this area and it was great to talk to and get to know so many people in the community throughout the election campaign.

First of all we would both like to thank all those that voted for us and gave us the opportunity to represent Hillfields. We learnt so much about some of the great things that already happen in this area and it was great to talk to and get to know so many people in the community throughout the election campaign.
There is so much potential in Hillfields and Fishponds in general that as local residents we are keen to make sure that potential is maximised for the benefit of all of us.
Our priorities over the next four years will be:
* Representing all of the community - from young people through youth groups and community groups like Hillfields Community Trust; to improving provisions for elderly people in the area, especially those who are or feel isolated, working in partnership with initiatives like Bristol Ageing Better.
* We will work on creating a cleaner community - we will run campaigns against fly-tipping, dog mess, general litter and work to improve our green spaces as we have been doing at Coombe Brook nature reserve.
* We will work with local groups and local people commemorating the 100 year anniversary of Hillfields.
* We will continue to support the fight to keep Hillfields youth centre/community hub open and fit for purpose and run in the interests of the local community.
* We will be the voice of Hillfields in City Hall making sure your concerns are heard, and working closely with our MP Kerry McCarthy we will ensure Hillfields voice is heard nationally.
* We will work with the Mayor to deliver his key manifesto pledges such as building more homes, protecting the vulnerable, fighting for community facilities, making Bristol cleaner and greener and getting Bristol moving.
* We will hold regular surgeries, sessions where you can come and talk to us across the ward, in the library, near schools, in pubs and cafes, in parks and out & about.
* We will work to ensure the services we rely on remain fit for service.
* We will continue to work with local schools to improve parking and speeding around schools during drop off and pick up times.
Should you have any problems or issues with which we can help please contact us at any time on cllr.Craig.Cheney@Bristol.gov.uk or cllr.Anna.Keen@Bristol.gov.uk
Interested in getting involved in any of the above?  More details on Hillfields Community Trust can be found athttp://www.hillfields.org.  More details on the Friends of Coombe Brook can be found at http://www.FriendsOfCoombeBrookValley.weebly.com.